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ISD Padel Academy

Padel Overview

ISD’s brand-new indoor and outdoor padel facilities set the standard for excellence in the sport across the Middle East. The indoor facility includes six professionally-maintained courts, seating for 500 spectators, and a warm-up and workout area for racket-based sports. Within this venue, ISD will play host to multiple professional tournaments each year, giving ISD Padel players a chance to watch and interact with some of the best players in the world.

The ISD Padel program will include daily trainings or competition. Our new head coach, Jordi, coming from Spain, one of the padel hotspots around the globe currently, will begin the season by running through the basics of the game. Over the course of the first and second term, however, ISD Padel athletes will dive deeper into the specific tools and strategies of the game that will directly push them into consistent successes. Through the months of Winter and Spring, ISD Padel will compete against top-level competition through Dubai, while polishing their strength, skills, and technique in a premier facility with professionally-experienced coaching.

A coaching sessions underway at ISD Padel Academy

Technology & Facilities

• Three brand-new, professionally-maintained outdoor padel courts
• Brand-new indoor padel facility which includes six premier courts, spectator seating for up to 500, a warm-up and workout area for racket-specific sports, and a health-conscious café area
• Indoor turf field for speed and agility work on days with high temperatures

Eupepsia Performance Lab: state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility focused on optimizing athletic performance through baseline testing and periodic measurement followed by sport-specific, personalized training program to attack deficiencies and maximize strengths

Eupepsia Recovery: whole-body cryotherapy, oxygen & hydrogen therapy, compression remedy, magneto therapy, and infrared sauna

Eupepsia Medical Clinic: sports physiotherapy, recovery, and conditioning, wellness therapies, diet & nutrition, and ayurvedic medicine

Padel Program Structure

First Term (14 weeks)

Preseason and Measurements (4 weeks)
• General strength & conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting & teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & explosiveness training
• Baseline measurements & assessments

Competitive Season (10 weeks)
• Maintain conditioning level
• Injury prevention
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (match understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, leagues, and matches

Break With 2 Weeks of Rest (Winter Break)
Individualized strength and conditioning plans to keep in shape and prevent injury

Second Term (11 weeks)

Preseason and Measurements (2 weeks)
• General strength and conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting and teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & explosiveness training
• Measurements & assessments
• Competitive Season (9 weeks)
• Maintain conditioning level
• Injury prevention
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (game understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, leagues, and matches

Break With 2 Weeks of Rest (Spring Break)
Individualized strength and conditioning plans to keep in shape and prevent injury

Third Term (11 weeks)

Season (11 weeks)
• General strength & conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting & teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & running mechanics training
• Measurements & assessments
• Maintain conditioning level (EPL & track)
• Injury prevention (EPL)
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (game understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, matches, and international competition*

development process

A young girl training at ISD Padel Academy

ISD Padel develops its student-athletes more efficiently and effectively than any program in the region through the combination of world-class facilities, coaches with professional playing experience, and a detailed training and workout regimen that tests the boundaries of our players’ abilities. Upon arrival in term one, our strength and conditioning coach will run athletes through a series of measurements in the Eupepsia Performance Lab and the indoor padel facility for strength, flexibility, and balance – three keys to success in professional padel. Following measurements, players will receive personalized workout and training regimens to maximize their development on the court.

Professional Exposure

A young athlete training Padel at ISD Padel Academy, Dubai

Playing in the premier indoor facility in the Middle East, ISD Padel athletes are exposed to the highest level of play this region can offer. ISD hosts multiple professional tournaments each season, providing our student-athletes a rare opportunity to personally interact with the top players in their sport throughout the season. During their time in Dubai, these professional players will host camps and expositions for our ISD Padel players to compete against and learn from the best in their sport.

International Competition

Students at ISD Padel Academy gets international exposure

Twice during the school year, ISD Padel student-athletes embark on an all-expenses-paid international trip to Europe to test their skills against the best padel players in the world and receive scouting from collegiate and professional coaches. For athletes who wish to compete collegiately and professionally following ISD Academy, this trip provides all the necessary experience and exposure to make this goal a reality.